Wednesday, June 10

England World Cup Qualify Matches : Football

England thrash Andorra 6-0 to record a seventh successive win in their World Cup qualifying group.

England coach Fabio Capello said he could not have been more pleased with their performance after the 6-0 thrashing of Andorra at Wembley.

England moved a step closer to World Cup qualification and Capello said: "I think it was good, we were very strong.

"When you play a team that is not strong you must start quickly, press and win back the ball and we did that.

"We didn't start well against Andorra last time, but step by step, game by game we are improving."

Wayne Rooney and Jermain Defoe scored twice each and Frank Lampard and Peter Crouch also netted as England moved 10 points clear at the top of Group Six.

Sehwag Injured , returned home

The conference last Thursday was attended by every member of the India squad, but only Dhoni spoke.
Virender Sehwag has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC World T20 due to a shoulder injury," the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement on Tuesday . "He will return to India after consulting medical experts in England."

Batsman Dinesh Karthik, who can also act as a backup wicketkeeper, has been called into the squad as Sehwag's replacement.

"Recent reports in the Indian media of a rift between myself and Sehwag amount to nothing but false and irresponsible media," Dhoni said then. "Our fans and supporters can take confidence from the wonderful unity that continues to exist in this team."

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"As we prepare for the T20 World Cup, we are a superbly unified team. The team spirit is as good as it has ever been, with each individual supporting each other, both on and off the field.

Dhoni and the rest of the team immediately walked out and refused to answer any further questions.

India, which plays Ireland at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, has already qualified for the Super 8 stage after beating Bangladesh in its opening game.

ICC World Twenty20 2009: India v Ireland

In Play
India won the toss and decided to field
India win the toss and decide to field against Ireland in a World Twenty20 match reduced to 18 overs per side because of rain

Defending champions India beat Ireland by eight wickets in the final match of the group stages at the World Twenty20.

Zaheer Khan (4/19) led the rout as India restricted a hapless Ireland to a mere 112 for eight in 18 overs and then went on to overwhelm the target in 15.3 overs with Rohit (52 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (37) making merry against the toothless Irish attack.